The seventies spirit refined

With the redux of 1970s fashion has come, in the past few seasons, a whirlwind of styles revived from the era. There’s been a movement of all things glam, a reflection of sequins under disco-ball light; there’s been a daytime sophistication of wide-leg silhouettes and masculine tailored sensuality; and there’s been a sweeping romance with the relaxed moods and flowing layers of the hippie movement.

The list of 2012′s fashion trends may include those inspired by other decades, but a refined evolution of the free-loving ’70s has stayed planted firmly on the map. In this shoot we get a visual representation of the trend’s essence: the earthy, mystical bonfire setting and moody night-time photography by Matt Solomon, coupled with the evocative styling by Elaine Marshall.

refined hippie styling

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Karina by Matt Solomon
Karina by Matt Solomon
Karina by Matt Solomon
Karina by Matt Solomon
Karina by Matt Solomon
Karina by Matt Solomon
Karina by Matt Solomon

For this kind of mysterious fireside beauty nothing beats flowing lace, trumpeted sleeves, velvet, and plenty of rough-cut jewels.

For all of Matt Solomon‘s shoot of model Karina, beautifully made up by Phoebe Goulding, click on the gallery above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.